RESPONSE ORTHO CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF SUCCESS, IS ONLY GETTING STARTED

Pioneer of Web-based Pre-Op Planning Software and ExFix Technologies Makes Big Plans for Future

WARSAW, Ind. JUNE 10, 2019 Founded in 2004, Response Ortho (RO) is celebrating 15 years of business – with 2019 proving to be the most exciting since joining the WishBone Medical Family of Companies. Based in Istanbul, Turkey, RO designs, develops and manufactures patented solutions for advanced fracture fixation and bone deformity correction. To date, the company has delivered 35 CE marked systems to Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with sales projections bolstered since being acquired by WishBone Medical, Inc.

On the forefront of orthopedic technology, Response Ortho boasts a diverse portfolio of leading-edge solutions, from external fixators, to plates, rods, screws, pins and pre-operative/post-operative software.

“I started Response Ortho with the dream of creating innovative, thoughtfully designed orthopedic products to help surgeons deliver optimal results for their patients. From the beginning, we invested in state-of-the-art resources to design, test, validate and manufacture in-house to maintain the highest standards of quality.”

– Sehmuz Isin,
Founder and CEO, Response Ortho
President, WishBone Medical International

Response Ortho is an innovator in Radiographic Navigation Software for Hexapod Fixators – a groundbreaking improvement from manual measurement. This pioneered technology is integrated into their CE marked Smart Correction® Circular Hexapod External Fixator System, which received the highly-respected TÜBİTAK-TTGV-TÜSİAD Technology Grand Prize Award* in 2012. With great demand, Smart Correction® sales quickly made a positive impact on the domestic economy and became the first Turkish-made product of the orthopedic industry to gain global recognition.

Additionally, the RO team was an early developer of web-based pre-operative planning software and today, offers Click2Correct® – a free, secure, highly-intuitive planning and templating software utilizing Dynamic Vectoral Drawing Technology. Accessible from any desktop or mobile device, Click2Correct® improves efficiency and can receive multiple data formats.

Since its first launch, Response Ortho has focused sales efforts in EMEA markets – an effective approach for both the company and Turkish economy. Moving forward, RO is working with WishBone Medical to expand market reach into the United States.

Response Ortho’s 15 years of innovation serves as a springboard for the WishBone R&D team – RO systems will be further refined and offered in sterile packed, single-use disposable kits around the world.

*National competition organized by TÜBİTAK (National Science and Technology Research Organization) – TTGV (National Technology Development Society) – TÜSİAD (Turkish Businessman Club)

 

About Response Ortho
Response Ortho is dedicated to increasing procedural efficiency and cost-effective patient outcomes for the treatment of complex orthopedic conditions through the development of innovative, patented solutions for advanced fracture fixation and bone deformity correction, utilizing the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms and impeccable quality standards. Response Ortho has more than 36,000 sq. feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing in Istanbul, Turkey, and will be adding sterile packaging clean room capabilities by year-end.

Response Ortho is at the forefront of orthopedic technology, redefining the standard of care by targeting the next frontier in orthopedic surgery – Pre-operative and post-operative surgical planning software designed to help surgeons increase the predictability of fracture fixation and anatomical alignment in orthopedic procedures.

Response Ortho’s award-winning Smart Correction® Hexapod Fixator and Click2Correct® pre-operative/post-operative planning software are proprietary, procedurally-integrated, digital platforms designed to streamline procedural efficiency and impact positive clinical outcomes across the surgical workflow by allowing the surgeon to confidently and reproducibly calculate, correct, and confirm optimal anatomical alignment.

Response Ortho was founded in 2004 and became a WishBone Medical Company in 2019.

 

 

About WishBone Medical

WishBone Medical is a global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single-use disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing. Through recent acquisitions, WishBone Medical now offers 42 pediatric orthopedic product systems with operations in Warsaw, IN, Istanbul, Turkey, and Singapore.

For further information, visit wishbone-medical-migration.mysites.io or call Kaitlyn Hughes, Director of Marketing & Communications, at 574-306-4006.

 

POSNA MEETING 2019 | MAY 15-18

May 15-18, WishBone Medical will be at the POSNA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC. Attending? We’d love to see you! Stop by Booth 20 and see why WishBone Medical truly is the Future of Pediatric Orthopedics!

 

Click here for event information

 

Event Location:
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College St
Charlotte, NC 28202

WISHBONE MEDICAL ACQUIRES INDIANA BASED SPINAL SYSTEMS COMPANY 

 Acquisition propels development of WishBone spine solutions for children. 

WARSAW, IndMAY 8, 2019  WishBone Medical is pleased to announce the recent purchase of CSpine, Inc., an Indiana based company that designs, develops and manufactures spine and orthopedic implants and instruments. As WishBone’s third strategicvertically-integrated acquisition announcement made in the past six months, CSpine provides the capabilities to enter a key market segment within pediatric orthopedics to address the unmet needs of children with spinal deformities. 

While this opportune partnership is recent, WishBone and CSpine executives share academic ties dating back to 1995With over 100 years of combined expertise in medical device engineering, development and manufacturing, CSpine boasts cutting edge manufacturing platform with irreproachable quality standardsA history dense in clinical testing and data will prove invaluable as WishBone Medicaenters the global spine arena. This year alone, over 29,000 adolescents with scoliosis will be surgically treated in the United States (WJO 2015). 

“CSpine extends the concept of Design for Manufacturability to an advanced product development model by leveraging concurrent engineering principles to produce the highest quality products, at the lowest cost, in approximately 1/3 of the time compared to leading orthopedic device companies.” 

– Dr. Robert Wertz, VP of Market Development, WishBone Medical 

As WishBone Medical continues to grow with remarkable speed through its acquisition strategy, CSpine is the perfect addition to the WishBone lineup. CSpine provides the full continuum of services from concept to commercialization for orthopedic and spinal device companies, including FDA regulatory submission, mechanical testing referral/oversight, and various engineering and design functions such as functional relationship analysis (FRA)Vertical integration also renders streamlined production process – CSpine will make implants onsite to be combined and sterile packed with disposable instruments at Red Star Contract Manufacturing, which is ISO certified. Moving forward, CSpine will operate under the new name of Red Star Medical Solutions, as part of the Red Star family. All Red Star facilities will continue to provide contract manufacturing for the medical device industry 

The ultimate objective is to produce highly-innovative surgical solutions for pediatric spinal deformities, to be packaged in sterile, single-use disposable kits – unlike any other spine system existing to date. The WishBone scoliosis kits, based on years of clinical history from CSpine, will prove to be an essential solution on mission trips made worldwide by The WishBone Orthopaedic Foundation:  

“Our foundation supporting surgeons could literally throw these kits into their backpacks and take it with them on missions to remote areas all over the globe. We’ll be able to aid children with severe spine issues who wouldn’t be able to afford treatment otherwise. 

– Rob Seewald 
Corporate Chaplain, WishBone Medical 
Location Selection & Active Chair, WBOF  

 

20190508_144758[3221]Representatives from the WishBone Medical, Red Star and CSpine offices stand excited
for opportunities to come, after closing the deal Wednesday afternoon.

About  

WishBone Medical is a global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, singleuse disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.  Through recent acquisitions, WishBone Medical now offers 42 pediatric orthopedic product systems with operations in Warsaw, IN, Istanbul, Turkey, and Singapore. 

For further information, visit wishbone-medical-migration.mysites.io or call Kaitlyn HughesDirector of Marketing & Communications, at 574-306-4006. 

 

WishBone at AAOS 2019

The WishBone team is at the annual AAOS meeting in Las Vegas March 12-16.

Attending? Stop by booth 4809 and learn about some exciting projects in the works!

 

Meeting Location:

Venetian / Sands Expo
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89169

WishBone Medical Breaks Ground with Foot & Ankle Solutions for Children

New technology optimized by sterile, single-use packaging.

WARSAW, Ind. MARCH 6, 2019 WishBone Medical expands the pediatric orthopedic market with leading edge foot and ankle solutions in sterile, single-use packaging. Adding to the industry’s largest product portfolio dedicated to kids, the company will reveal an array of new products with the global launch of their foot and ankle platform at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) – booth 4809 – in Las Vegas on March 13th. WishBone zeros in on pediatric foot and ankle solutions with the objective to treat juvenile conditions severely neglected until later in adulthood. These systems are designed around the unique anatomy of growing children with benefits unmatched by rivaled systems currently in the market.

WishBone Medical is pushing for industry participants to recognize the invaluable features integral to each original system, which directly benefit surgical teams, ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, and most importantly – the patient. This comprehensive platform translates to a one-stop shop for pediatric foot and ankle surgical needs, including the AlloMate Bone Pin System; Foot and Ankle K-Wire Kits and a full plating system to fix juvenile bunions, flatfoot, fractures, etc.

“Kids suffer from the same foot and ankle issues more often associated with adults, but they rarely receive proper treatment, as the condition is typically less severe in earlier years. Ailments like bunions and flatfoot inevitably worsen with time and grow too painful to put off later in life. However, if patients proactively seek treatment in earlier stages, corrective surgery is less invasive, and suffering may be avoided altogether.”

– Daniel Schulman, DPM, Arizona Institute of Footcare Physicians

Utilizing a WishBone Medical system means pediatric patients benefit from a device designed around their rapidly changing bodies. Unlike its adult counterpart, each product is designed to avoid growth plates and growth interruption. Moreover, sterile-packed, disposable implants and instruments are always brand new, reduce risk of infection, and are ready to go every time – veritably enabling optimal, efficient surgical performance and reproducible outcomes. Better yet, this model opens the door for kids’ procedures to be done in any surgical setting, including ambulatory surgery centers.

 

 

About

WishBone Medical is a global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.  WishBone Medical currently has 42 pediatric orthopedic product systems with operations in Warsaw, IN, Istanbul, Turkey, and Singapore.

 

For further information, visit wishbone-medical-migration.mysites.io or call Mary Wetzel, Chief Operating Officer, at 574-306-4006.

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WishBone Medical, Inc. signs licensing agreement for the Guided Growth Plate

Warsaw, Indiana, December 14, 2018 – WishBone Medical, Inc. has been granted a global, non-exclusive license for the sale of a patented guided growth plating system in children with deformed limbs.  These 3 patents were created and designed for the gradual correction of pediatric deformities in both the upper and lower extremities.

WishBone Medical is designing and developing its own guided growth plate and instrumentation systems in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits.  This product will come in both the 2-hole and 4-hole plates systems in multiple sizes as well as options in stainless steel and titanium.  The anticipated launch will be in first quarter 2019, following FDA Clearance.

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board WishBone Medical, said, “We are excited to enter into this license agreement of patented technologies to develop, produce and sell our guided growth systems.  These systems will provide global access in sterile packed, single use disposable kits for children who are suffering with these pediatric deformities around the world.  Mr. Deeter added, “With this sterile packed system, we can go into hospitals and surgery centers that have not had access to the traditional reusable systems.”

Dr. Robert von Seggern, Executive Vice President at WishBone Medical, commented, “As a dedicated pediatric orthopedic company, WishBone Medical needed this product to round out its large portfolio of orthopedic implants designed specifically for children with orthopedic issues.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.  WishBone Medical currently has 42 pediatric orthopedic product systems with operations in Warsaw, IN, Istanbul, Turkey, and Singapore.

For further information, visit www.wishbone-medical-migration.mysites.io or call Mary Wetzel, Chief Operating Officer, at 574-306-4006.

WishBone Medical, Inc. acquires Response Ortho

Warsaw, Indiana, November 28, 2018 – WishBone Medical, Inc. announces the acquisition of Response Ortho. Response Ortho has a complete pediatric line of external and internal fixation and deformity correction products.

Response Ortho has been in business for fourteen years and has built a modern, high-tech manufacturing facility with access to an experienced engineering and technical labor force. Because of this, product development and launch activities have been dramatically accelerated for WishBone Medical with the Response Ortho offering of over thirty developed pediatric orthopedic systems, with multiple patents, including the award winning “Smart Correction” Hexapod Fixator and “Click2Correct” surgical preoperative planning software.  Eighteen of the current product systems can be sold in the US now and we are working on FDA clearance for the remaining products. Our commitment is to provide global access to anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits for children.

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical, said, “With the acquisition of Response Ortho, we are thrilled about our pediatric orthopedic product offerings. The combination of Response Ortho’s thirty product systems and WishBone’s eight product systems will give WishBone Medical the broadest product portfolio in pediatric orthopedics worldwide.”  Mr. Deeter added, “These pediatric orthopedic products can be delivered in sterile packed, procedural kits anywhere in the world, next day, to the surgeons that care for children.”

Sehmuz Isin, CEO of Response Ortho said, “We are excited that Response Ortho is now part of WishBone Medical.  Our primary focus has been outside the US, and we will now be able to offer these innovative orthopedic product systems everywhere.  Having more than 50 years of combined experience, Nick and I understand the unmet needs and will provide global solutions to children with orthopedic issues.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a Global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

About Response Ortho

Response Ortho is a vertically integrated, ISO 13485 certified, CE Mark lean company that is focused on the orthopedic industry with modern equipment and scalable technology. Response Ortho is located in Istanbul, Turkey.

For further information, visit www.wishbone-medical-migration.mysites.io or call Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President at 574-306-4006.

WishBone Medical, Inc. announces the acquisition of Red Star Contract Manufacturing to provide sterile-packed kits for the pediatric orthopedic market

Warsaw, Indiana, November 6, 2018 – WishBone Medical, Inc. and Red Star Contract Manufacturing have teamed up to provide sterile packaging and plastic injection molded single use instrument capabilities for their pediatric orthopedic market. WishBone Medical is committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits for their surgeons, hospitals, and customers worldwide. Red Star Contract Manufacturing is a leader in injection molded disposable instruments for the medical device industry as well as having a fully functional sterile packaging clean room and fulfillment center.

Nick Deeter, Chairman of the Board and CEO at WishBone Medical, said, “We believe that single use, disposable kits are the future for orthopedics. Red Star can grow as WishBone Medical grows to provide these single use pediatric orthopedic products for kids.” Mr. Deeter added, “With this vertical integration of Red Star, we can insure we have access to this very important part of our supply chain.”

Scott Werstler, President of Red Star Contract Manufacturing, said, “We are excited Red Star is part of the WishBone Medical team providing these sterile packed products to help kids with orthopedic issues world-wide.  Because of our work with WishBone Medical in completing all the sterilization validation and tooling for the most common instruments, Red Star will be able to provide other OEM’s a turn-key solution to sterile-packed implants and instrumentation.  We know the future of orthopedics is sterile packed single use products, like the rest of the healthcare industry, and we are well equipped and have the capacity to support it.”

About WishBone Medical, Inc.

WishBone Medical is a Global pediatric orthopedic company, committed to providing anatomically appropriate innovative implants and instruments in sterile packed, single use, disposable kits, to prevent infection, reduce overall costs for our customers and achieve the best outcomes for children around the world who are still growing.

For further information, visit www.wishbone-medical-migration.mysites.io or call Andrew Miclot, Vice-Chairman and President at 574-306-4006.

About Red Star Contract Manufacturing

Red Star Contract Manufacturing is a vertically integrated, ISO 13485 certified, lean company that is focused on the medical device industry with an expertise in insert injection molding, Class 8 clean room packaging, sterilization, and fulfillment. Red Star is located just outside Warsaw in Larwill, Indiana.

For further information, visit www.redstarcontractmfg.com or call Scott Werstler, President at 260-327-3145.